Celebrity chef hosts Pullman dinner

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Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Raymond Blanc will be hosting a dinner on board Orient-Express’s British Pullman later this year.

The event, which takes place on November 16, will be the first of a series of pop-up dinners on board the train hosted by some of the UK’s best chefs.

Raymond Blanc’s specially created 7-course menu accompanied by the sommelier’s choice of fine wines will be served to one hundred guests while they trundle through the English countryside.

This event reunites Raymond Blanc with his one-time apprentice Robbie Gleeson who is now executive head chef for the UK day trains.

Blanc said: "The British Pullman is a train known for its very British traditions and heritage - it offers such a fantastic experience and of course I am delighted to be cooking on board alongside Robbie and meeting guests who will be joining us on our journey. I hope to make their trip on board as special as I can."

Departing from London Victoria at 7pm champagne and canapés are served as guests board the train and throughout the evening, Raymond will be spending time with guests, sharing his passion for cooking.

dinner costs £495 per person and Raymond will be also be hosting a dinner on sister train The Northern Belle departing Manchester on N